January 10, 2018 Subject:
Anyone who ever used Google books should watch this
Very inspiring. I especially remember the amount of fluster in the monk's response when he was asked:” What if Google use all these books for commercial benefit?" He was clearly caught off guard by this question since commercial benefit was not something he would/should have concerned- I guess.
If you say well, making books accessible to everyone is such an honorable mission so what Google is making a fortune out of it? What if the data they collected could feed back to the advertising? To monopoly to certain out-of-printed books, thus certain knowledge? Or to the government? Not to mention Google's dodging all the questions by addressing a policy called Fair Use.
This documentary poses more question than it answers. And that's only reasonable. Living in the information age as we are, this kind of debate/lawsuit is only the beginning. At least it informs us: that's something we need to be thinking about instead of just trending with.